12th Annual Cycle the Seacoast
The American Lung Association’s 2021 Cycle the Seacoast has been reimagined into a virtual Cycle Your Way format now through June 30th! Cycling is a great way to improve both your physical and mental health, while giving an extra boost to your immune system. We encourage you to participate in the virtual event as this allows you to get outside while still practicing social distancing! Money raised will support public health efforts related to lung disease, including COVID-19 research. Over the next three years, the American Lung Association has pledged $25 million to: • Provide free lung health education and masks to those in need. • Protect public health by advocating for COVID and flu vaccines in underserved communities of color. • Prevent future outbreaks by investing in respiratory virus research. Who: Everyone! Whether you are cycling or not, you can register under the “Cycle Your Way” option and have access to all the fundraising tools, earn incentives and win prizes! ?? What: If you choose to participate in the cycling portion of the virtual event, complete 25, 50 or 100 miles on an indoor or outdoor bike (or mix of both) at your own pace and in segments if preferred. All virtual participants that raise the minimum $200 (or $100 for ages 17 and under) by June 30th will receive an accomplishment medal and event t-shirt. You also will earn incentives, including an awesome cycling jersey, the more you raise! When: Now through June 30th, 2021 Where: Anywhere you’d like, just make sure to always practice social distancing. Sample routes throughout New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts will be provided starting in April. How: Visit the event website (CycletheSeacoast.org) and find the register button. Choose to either sign up as an individual, start a team or join a team. Select the “Cycle Your Way” option and use the discount code PORTSMOUTH (all caps, no spaces) for $10 off registration (normally $25, with code $15). You will receive everything you need to successfully complete the virtual event once you have registered. Extras: There will be weekly challenges and giveaways starting in mid-April. Download the free Cycle for Air phone app for easy fundraising, challenges and GPS recording abilities. Link your personal GPS device to the Cycle for Air app and/or the Cycle the Seacoast Strava club! Join our Facebook group to stay in touch and see where other participants are riding.